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‘Heaven’ is no paradise

WHAT A VIEW — The green valley beckons below an area known as Heaven in El Dorado Hills. Unfortunately, this view is scarred by graffiti and illegal fire pits because many young people use this private property as a hang out, leaving trash and more behind. Village Life photo by Cole Mayer

As El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Cuddeback rolled to a stop near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive, he spotted six parked cars. Assuming two per car, about a dozen people were probably there. It was early — a bit after 5 p.m. — and more teenagers would surely appear later. A sort of lovers’ […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 22-27

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fake out Nov. 22: Someone tried to cash a fake payroll check at a Manning Drive business. Vandals attack Nov. 25: Vandalism was reported on Birchtree Circle. Taken Nov. 25: A 58-year-old woman allegedly stole jewelry from a Breese Circle home. Out cold Nov. […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Thomas to get prison diagnostic

Brandi Thomas, the woman convicted of a devastating DUI crash in El Dorado Hills that severely injured two bicyclists in 2008, will undergo an evaluation that will determine if she should be sent to prison. Thomas appeared in El Dorado County Superior Court last Wednesday, admitting to a probation violation. She faces seven years in state […]

Comments Off / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Thomas back in jail

Brandi Morgan Thomas

The drunk driver who struck two women on El Dorado Hills Boulevard in 2008 is in an El Dorado County jail after nearly two years on the run. Using Masterqueue technology from the El Dorado Hills-based Intellaegis, district attorney investigators were able to track Brandi Morgan Thomas to Florida and Tennessee, with an endpoint in Michigan […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: August

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Royal pain Aug. 1: Vandals struck on Royal Park Drive. Got it back Aug. 1: A 40-year-old woman reported her cell phone stolen on Cameron Park Drive. She later recovered the phone. Chase them down Aug: 2: A Chasen Drive resident reported a burglary. […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

Don’t drink and drive: No holiday festivities in jail

As you celebrate the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that South Lake Tahoe police, Placerville police, El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies and the California Highway Patrol will be out in force from Dec. 16 to Jan. 2 to arrest anyone caught driving drunk behind the wheel. “RUOK?” is the text […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 23-30

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals at work Nov. 30: Vandalism was reported on Hesley Circle and Sir Robert Court. Battery Nov. 28: A 17-year-old boy was arrested after he reportedly attacked a 42-year-old woman on Valley View Parkway. Not a dump Nov. 28: Someone illegally dumped items on […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

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